Tradition dictates that we start putting up the Christmas decorations on December 1, but all that's changing as social media feeds our desire for an earlier start to a longer festive period.
For mainstream Jewish communities, the belief that Jesus is the Messiah is offensive and theologically flawed. That hasn't stopped Messianic Judaism from growing internationally. Today, the controversial faith welcomes Jews and "gentiles" alike.
It's a clever scene in a powerful show but don't take it as a history lesson. Here's what Maniac does (and doesn't) get right about the authorship of the Bible.
The new prime minister has said he believes "the Bible is not a policy handbook". However, his faith has certainly had an influence on his worldview, writes Mark Jennings.
Bill Hayden was known for being a vocal and even hostile atheist, so imagine the surprise when he decided to be baptised last month at the age of 85.
New analysis shows wealthy parents at advantaged Catholic primary schools could actually afford the increase to school fees under the needs-based model, writes Peter Goss. And whether they opt to send their children to the state school down the road and avoid fee increases is a matter of choice and value, not affordability.
Churches are closing nationwide, but the 'church planting' industry is booming. Meet the couple growing a congregation from a suburban lawn bowls club.
Welcome to Wayside Chapel, where the "angels of Kings Cross" are transforming lives with the mantra of "love over hate". With a new man in charge, the iconic fixture of Sydney is going from strength to strength.
When Health Minister Greg Hunt refused to condemn political discussions on gay conversion therapy, people who endured such treatments were shocked. They say attempts to 'cure' their same-sex attraction have caused life-long pain.